New program to help fund Penn State research projects

August 09, 2017

UNIVERSITY PARK — The Energy and Environmental Sustainability Laboratories (EESL) announced the launch of the EESLGreen program. The goal of the program is to help Penn State researchers fund analytical costs for projects that require the use of any or all of the EESL multi-user research facilities.

“We plan to award a total of $15,000 at the open house event,” said Odette Mina, managing director of EESL. “The program is open to any Penn State students, postdocs, and faculty.”

Individuals can learn more about the program at the upcoming EESL Cheese and Wine Open House event on August 31, 2017.

To be considered for the program, researchers must submit a one-page proposal request highlighting the project idea, team member names, advisor’s name, unit affiliations, the reason why money is needed to fund the project, analytical services planned on being used, and budget.

To qualify for the award, proposers must be present when announced at the open house event.

Proposals can be sent to Mina at by 5 p.m. on Monday, August 28, 2017. Awards will range from $1,000 and $2,500. 

EESLGreen funds must be used no later than May 31, 2018.

EESL is shared multi-user instrumentation facilities that tie together world-class instrumentation and expertise in a broad array of analytical techniques covering materials in all phases. EESL, which is a part of the Institutes of Energy and the Environment (IEE), was created to offer researchers the opportunity to work with cutting-edge research equipment in the areas of energy and the environment.

IEE is one of seven interdisciplinary research institutes at Penn State. It fosters and facilitates interdisciplinary scholarship and collaboration to positively impact important energy and environmental challenges. IEE brings together more than 500 extraordinary faculty, staff, and students to advance the energy and environmental research missions of the University. EESL is one way that IEE supports researchers at Penn State, other academic institutions and industry.

Please visit to learn about EESL’s services and capabilities.

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Last Updated August 17, 2017